MAJOR MINES IN ALASKA
The infographic tells about the different stages it takes to create an active and operating mine.
In Alaska, we have six large operating and producing mines, six advanced exploration projects, and two projects in its permitting phase.
These major mines are economic engines for regions that have few employment opportunities.
EXPLORATION IN ALASKA
$135 million spent on exploration in 2018 and $3.7 billion spent on exploration since 1981
$170 million spent on mine construction and other capital investment just in 2018
$3 billion in gross mineral production value from Red Dog, Greens Creek, Fort Knox, Pogo, Kensington, Nixon Fork and Usibelli Coal mines, placer mines, and rock, sand, and gravel operations
More than 200 placer mines produced 41,000 ounces of gold with a value of $52 million.
Approximately 120 active rock quarries, and sand and gravel operations throughout Alaska with at least $12 million in production value on state lands
Export value of $1.8 billion, or 36% of Alaska’s total exports (2017). • 205 active placer mines produce
RECLAMATION - Click HERE for Alaska's Reclamation progress.